Description

Throughout history, societies have struggled with environmental constraints. The sharp increase in human population triggered by the indus- trial revolution also increased the scale of human impact on Earth and created a negative by-product: large-scale landscape degradation, caused by an economy that does not properly restock its key assets: the ecosystem functions it depends upon. The question is: how to make the restoration of ecosystem functions and biodiversity a flourishing part of our economy and move from the current degradation economy to a restoration economy?

This Commonland publication presents a systemic and practical approach to creating such a restoration economy. It builds upon historical and current examples from landscapes around the world. This publication is a great tool for learning about Commonland’s rationale, vision and approach to enabling thriving communities and landscapes with the 4 Returns approach.

View tool

1135 members are now active on 4returns.earth, connecting, sharing their field experiences, and creating new opportunities and initiatives together.

Join us by signing up as a member, or follow our work in the newsletter

Related Tools

All tools

Atlas of Restoration Opportunities

toolbox

communication tool, mapping & analytical tool

inspiring community, restoring nature

No reviews

Global soil biodiversity Atlas

toolbox

academic article, educational tool

learning and impact, regenerating farms, restoring nature

No reviews

Parabol

toolbox

co-design tool

learning and impact, mobilising people

No reviews

More related resources

Tag a friend?